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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I like it, but I think all sophomores should live on campus

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I don't eat off campus so I don't know

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: I've never had a problem

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't party so I don't know

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: My parents got very frustrated

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There could be more healthy food, more than salads

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My biggest downfall is the no air conditioning

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: JMU did a great job of keeping most all of the off campus housing together. Devon lane and port republic are filled with apartments and it feels like another community apart from campus! There's always something going on, and the freedom is wonderful.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Harrisonburg is a cute little foodie town! There are so many places to explore and eat at ranging from classy pizza to asian to italian to Mediterranean and a classic burger joint! There are so many delicious options.

And don't forget Klines - only the best ice cream around.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: JMU is pretty strict with the Honor Code, and there are many ways they go about trying to give you information on it. Basically self explanatory, just follow the rules and there won't be any issues.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: If you want to party, you can find a party. If not, it's totally up to you! I have never felt pressured to go out if I didn't want to, however I always have a great time when I do!

I prefer house parties!

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Start your financial aid application sooner than later!

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Being a transfer student, I was exposed to the dreaded college food at my previous school.

JMU's dining is far superior, and I will be keeping my meal plan straight through senior year.

Between the organic food at Mrs. Greens, Ehall brunch, and the new dining options in the Student Success Center, JMU knows what's up.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Although I am not living on campus this year, I would have preferred it being only a sophomore and a transfer student! On campus housing provides a wonderful community to be a part of, and allows maximal involvement in campus activities. For the most part, every location of dorms is in close proximity to food, and can access a library that is closest to them.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have never lived off campus, but I plan to next year. The options when I was looking for an apartment were just great. There were almost too many options for us to decide which we wanted.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Chanello's and Campus cookies are great to have delivered to your dorm on a stressful night!

3 College Freshman

Administration: JMU is very serious about their rules, especially parking services. You will get a ticket if you park somewhere for 5 minutes. Also, the honor code is a big deal.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is lots of partying going on, but I choose not to partake in it. I know a lot of people that love to go out on the weekends and they say that JMU party scene has helped them adapt to being at school and make new friends. There are also plenty of other things to do on the weekends besides going out and partying.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I technically did apply for financial aid, but didn't qualify for any. JMU doesn't give as generously as other schools might.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is really good. I would be lying if I said I never got tired of the food, but there are still a lot of things to choose from.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living on JMU's campus! My dorm is just great; it's a little far from the main part of campus, but the bus system is awesome! I definitely recommend skyline dorms.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: There seems to be quite a disparity between Greeks and non-Greeks here. Fraternities by nature are sexist and cause a fair amount of problems on campus. I almost never feel safe at a frat house and stay away from Greek life apart from service fraternities and sororities as well as academic based Greek life. Sororities can be a negative influence on self-esteems of their members and other women; however, this is not exclusive to my University at all.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: JMU is not an extremely sports-oriented school but basketball is definitely the main attraction here (we have a great women's basketball team!) the gym facility UREC is amazing for students and I absolutely love it.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am living on campus next year because the school did not notify students in a timely manner about upcoming housing contracts. We were told we had to sign on campus housing contracts by October (I just moved in I don't know what I'm going to do next year!) I was too nervous to skip the housing contracts and try to find an apartment so I just signed for on campus. However, I got a great dorm for the following academic year so I'm pleased!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a good amount of nice restaurants around town, but they can be kind of pricey. There are also more chain-like restaurants that are more ideal for the college student budget and Ive had good experiences with them!

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JMU offers a strong community, with students displaying an overwhelming amount of pride. You'll find you will love this school simply because every other student carries that same love. This sense of spirit is infectious. Harrisonburg has been named the "friendly city" by students, faculty, parents, and townfolk, and it’s no surprise why. Each year offers unique experiences that keep you coming back for more. JMU might not be charmed with the best football team in college history, but with the overwhelming amount of pride and zeal displayed at each game, it seems the perfect team for a enthusiastic school.

One pitfall might be the lack of nearby attractions or activities to enjoy on a weekend night. This can result in a many people resorting to parties as their means of entertainment. While Harrisonburg is by no means urbanized, you'll find some of your best memories on the nights you spend with your peers. Whichever friend group you click into, you'll find a little piece of yourself on this campus.

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